Tillandsia, photo by Steve Asbell

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Tillandsia. Most bromeliads can live in the treetops, but Tillandsias do it best, with specially adapted scales called trichomes that absorb water directly from the humid air. The most famous Tillandsia is hanging moss (Tillandsia usneoides, zones 8 to 11), which drapes down from live oak trees in the southern United States. You may have grown air plant (Tillandsia ionatha, zones 9b to 11) on a refrigerator magnet before, but you'll find that it does much better with more sunlight and humidity. Large species like cardinal air plant (Tillandsia fasciculata, zones 9b to 11) and Tillandsia xerographica (zones 10 to 11) make outstanding focal points when mounted on trees at eye level.

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